1. On Controlling the Mind

    In the Vedic civilization, one is schooled early in life to train the mind, as the mind by nature is very flickering and easily disturbed. The mind wants to wander according to the dictations of the senses – that is the nature of a conditioned soul. So, how to curb that propensity and direct the mind in such a way that it will elevate us rather than degrade us? The mind must be controlled with the intelligence, as the intelligence has the important function of giving the mind proper information...
  2. Training the Mind

    yato yato niscalati  /  manas cancalam asthiram tatas tato niyamyaitad  / atmany eva vasam nayet From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the Self. Bhagavad-gita 6.26 We should take the name of God as a medicine. The guru is like a doctor who is giving us this medicine. Medicine must be taken regularly in order to have proper effect. Even if we have good medicine, if we do not take it regularly, according to...
  3. Boston University

    On Wednesday, November 17 Radhanath Swami was hosted by the Boston University Holistic Yoga Club. Radhanath Swami spoke about how to be the change we wish to see in the world – through yoga and psychology.